UWC’s Tina wins top economics prize
UWC’s Tina Fransman has won the 2018 Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) Founder’s Medal for Best Economics Master’s Thesis in South Africa. Fransman’s thesis, in which she used a multidimensional poverty index (MPI), was based on multidimensional poverty in South Africa between 2001–2016. At the time of writing,... Read more
University of the Western Cape Registration Celebration
“It sounds like a cliché – but there are actually two types of people in the world: those who make things happen, and those who hope that someone will make it happen for them. At the University of the Western Cape, we believe in supporting the former – and... Read more
UWC welcomes 30 exchange students for 2019
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has welcomed 30 international study abroad semester students from partner universities to its campus. The students, from the USA, France and Germany, attended a three-day orientation programme. The students are being hosted by the University’s International Relations Office and were officially welcomed... Read more
UWC makes an impressive Varsity Cup debut
UWC rugby team began their Varsity Cup challenge with great aplomb when they nearly snatched a win over the higher rated Ikey Tigers of UCT in their own backyard at Green Mile sports field on Monday, 4 February 2019. Leading 24-23 with only five minutes remaining, FNB UWC could... Read more
UWC students working bio-entrepreneurship wonders
The University of the Western Cape joined forces with OneBio, Africa’s first biotech incubator, to design a mini incubation programme. It has unearthed some revolutionary biotechnology ideas – from a cannabinoid vape to using industrial reject brine for cosmetics and food production, among other things. Students from the Institute... Read more
UWC celebrates 5 alumni selected to Banyana Banyana
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has proudly produced five players in the recent 26-member Banyana Banyana squad. Recently awarded African Women’s Player of the Year and 2018 African Goal Scorer of the Year, Thembi Kgatlana, who is with Houston Dash in Texas in the United States, tops... Read more
UWC: Lillian Barnard promotes women in STEM
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) prides itself on providing young women with the skills needed to change the world – women like Lillian Barnard, ICT legend and Microsoft South Africa’s new Managing Director, effective 1 March 2019. “Lillian is a seasoned professional with proven capabilities and a strong... Read more
UWC Forensic DNA Lab launches revolutionary DNA testing kit
November 25, 2018 marked the first day of 16 Days of Activism centered around No Violence Against Women and Children. To help address the high level of sexual assault cases in South Africa, UWC’s DNA Forensic Laboratory and inqaba biotec™ launched a revolutionary DNA profiling system which could prove... Read more
Higher education to sponsor UWC with over R300m worth of infrastructure
The Minister of Higher Education and Training, Naledi Pandor will unveil the Department of Higher Education and Training’s sponsored infrastructure projects worth over R300 million at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) campuses in Cape Town on Tuesday 13 November 2018. Through the Department’s Infrastructure and Efficiency Grant... Read more
SDS Awards 2018: Lonwabo Damane works today for tomorrow
I am passionate about giving back – not necessarily sharing money and possessions, but sharing knowledge, and changing lives.” For Lonwabo Damane, final-year BCom Accounting student at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), giving back has also meant receiving. Not only receiving the joy of changing lives with Today... Read more